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Insights & Intel
Aug 10, 2021
Watchdog: COVID-19 Spending Using OTAs Had Less Oversight, Transparency Than Usual
Top three spenders awarded more than $12.5 billion using an opaque acquisition method known as other transaction authorities, or OTAs, according to a government analysis.
Insights & Intel
Jul 19, 2021
The Federal Government's Response to COVID - Spending
From USASpending.gov, this shows the updated amount spent on combating COVID-19
Insights & Intel
Jul 12, 2021
DOD Awards $35.1 Million Contract to LightDeck Diagnostics to Increase Production Capacity of COVID-19 Point-of-Care Tests
On July 6, 2021, the Department of Defense (DOD), on behalf of and in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded a $35.1 million contract to LightDeck Diagnostics to increase the production capacity of LightDeck's SARS-CoV-2 Ultra-Rapid Antigen and COVID-19 Total Antibody Tests.
Insights & Intel
May 10, 2021
Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Government Contractors
An FPS interview with one of our top instructors, Deborah Nixon of Crosshair Advisors, LLC, on the effects the global pandemic has had on government contractors. First printed in April, 2021.
Insights & Intel
Jun 26, 2020
Government Contracting: A Business Survival Guide for Government Contractors for the COVID-19 Pandemic
During this unprecedented time for our country, government contracting business leaders and owners should take steps to meet an action plan to manage the future of their businesses and contracts. The news surrounding the new coronavirus, COVID-19, is fluid, and the changes the disease has brought to our daily lives are shaping a new world. 
Podcasts
Jun 15, 2020
FPS Podcast 11 - Recovering Costs under COVID-19
In episode #11, we discuss the avenues of recovering costs related to COVID19 through use of the CARES Act.  
Podcasts
Jun 2, 2020
FPS Podcast 9 - Incurred Cost Submissions for 2020
In episode #9, we discuss the Incurred Cost Submission and how COVID19 has impacted it for 2020. Mr. Kim takes us through the different schedules and important things you should consider for 2020.
Podcasts
May 26, 2020
FPS Podcast 8 - DCAA Audits During COVID-19
This program, episode #8, brought to you by Federal Publications Seminars, a leader in federal government contract training to the industry for the past 60 years, hosts Norm McCord, a partner with Capital Edge Consulting. We talk about DCAA Audits and what contractors can expect in the current environment of 'work from home'.
Podcasts
May 12, 2020
FPS Podcast 7 - Cost Accounting and Construction Among COVID-19
This program, episode #7, brought to you by Federal Publications Seminars, a leader in federal government contract training to the industry for the past 60 years, hosts James Newland, a partner with Seyfarth Shaw and Greg Bigham, a partner and co-leader of the government contract practice at consulting firm HKA. Jim and Greg discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on Costs and the Costs Accounting rules.
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Apr 24, 2020
FPS Podcast 6 - Demonstrating Project Delays and Impact
This program, episode #6,  brought to you by Federal Publications Seminars, a leader in federal government contract training to the industry for the past 60 years, hosts James Newland, a partner with Seyfarth Shaw and Jeff Duval, a partner and co-leader of the government contract practice at consulting firm HKA. Jim and Jeff discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on construction delays as well as remedies.